Family Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lewisville, TX
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee pain for men and women as you get older. Knee pain, both acute and chronic, can occur in people of all ages, which is why the team of family medicine and chiropractic professionals at BBC Health in Lewisville, Texas, treat every member of your family. The integrated medical and chiropractic team works together to take the most comprehensive approach to knee pain treatment so you get long-term relief from symptoms, while minimizing your dependency on pain medication. For acute injuries and chronic knee conditions, call to schedule an appointment or book online.
Knee Pain Q & A
What causes knee pain?
A variety of knee pain injuries and conditions can contribute to knee pain in people both young and old. The most common disease that affects older men and women is a wear-and-tear form of arthritis called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes knee pain when the cartilage around your knee joint wears away over time.
As a result, you have less cushioning and shock absorption around your knee. When this happens, you experience pain and inflammation. Other causes of knee pain include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Sports-related injuries and overuse
- Torn meniscus (cartilage)
- Knee bursitis
- Patellar tendinitis
- Dislocated kneecap
- A loose piece of bone or cartilage in your knee
You could also experience knee pain as a result of being overweight and putting too much stress on your knee joints. Gout and rheumatoid arthritis could also be underlying factors of chronic knee pain.
When should I see a doctor for knee pain?
When symptoms or pain become unbearable or negatively affect the quality of your life, it’s a good idea to seek treatment for your knee pain. If you experience any of the following symptoms that don’t improve with at-home treatments, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the team at BBC Health:
- Swelling and stiffness around your knee joint
- Inability to extend your knee or bear weight on it
- Redness around your knee that feels warm to the touch
- Popping or grinding sounds when you walk
- Severe knee pain associated with an injury
Of course, if you notice a deformity in the appearance of your leg, or you experience serious trauma to your knee, seek immediate medical attention.
What knee pain treatments are available?
The team of family physicians and chiropractors at BBC Health work together to diagnose the underlying causes of your knee pain so they can provide the most comprehensive treatment solutions. Whenever possible, they recommend the most natural, noninvasive therapies. Depending on the causes of your knee pain, your individualized treatment plan may include:
- Joint injections containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or hyaluronic acid
- Physical rehabilitation and exercises
- Chiropractic care
- Compression wraps
- Weight loss
The goal of treatment for your knee pain is to alleviate stress on your knee and reduce inflammation so you get increased mobility. Your knee pain treatment plan is unique to your individual circumstances and lifestyle.
To schedule an exam, including X-rays if needed, book online today or call the friendly office team.
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